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11:35 AM ET, September 5, 2006

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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
In a TiVo World, Television Turns Marketing Efforts to New Media  —  A scene from "The Class,'' which has its premiere Sept. 18 on CBS.  The series and three others are part of a deal that will let TiVo subscribers see previews.  —  MUCH of the ferment that is remaking Madison Avenue …
Discussion: IP Democracy and PVR Wire
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Narrowcasting with customized homepages  —  Personalized homepages have been around for over 10 years and recently have gathered increased attention as a new generation of personalized homepages enter the space.  The programmed personal homepage is changing, with cobrands …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Tom Mohr / Editor and Publisher:
SPECIAL: "Winning Online" — A Manifesto  —  NEW YORK Newspapers must win online, or face a future of painful contraction.  —  To win, industry leaders must adopt a Marshall Plan embodying two key objectives: the migration to common platforms, and the acquisition of the ability to sell top-quality online product to our advertisers.
Bratislav / Discussions:
Topic: Random, Sudden Shutdowns - A redux and other things to rule out first  —  Random, Sudden Shutdowns - A redux and other things to rule out first  —  Do a google search for "macbook random shutdown" and you'll find many people with similar problems reporting on various forums.
The Register:
Wi-Fi guidance becomes law in California  —  Manufacturers to warn on wireless security  —  By OUT-LAW.COM → More by this author  —  California legislators have passed a law which will force makers of wireless internet equipment to include guidance on keeping data secure on wireless connections.
Discussion: Smart Mobs and Slashdot
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Online Game, Made in U.S., Seizes the Globe  —  SEOUL, South Korea — At 10:43 p.m. one recent Saturday, in a smoky basement gaming parlor under a bank in this sprawling city's expensive Daechi neighborhood, Yoon Chang Joon, a 25-year-old orc hunter known online as Prodigy, led his troops into battle.
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion Announced  —  Mobile Entertainment in Your Grasp  —  Breaking new ground in design for handheld devices, HP launched the HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion series.  Its compact, palm-sized smart design will enhance consumers' entertainment experience …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Facebook Redesign More Than Aesthetic  —  Facebook launched two new features and a major design change tonight that affects all of their 9.5 million users.  The new products, called News Feed and Mini Feed, are designed to change what Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls Facebook's old …
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Research Builds 'BrowserShield'  —  Microsoft researchers are experimenting with an automatic code zapper for the company's Internet Explorer Web browser.  —  Researchers at the Redmond, Wash., company have completed work on a prototype framework called BrowserShield that promises …
Discussion: Download Squad
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Telio and Vonage Revisited - the Song Remains the Same  —  I may be the only one out there talking about these two operators in the same breath, and you know what?  - I'm going to keep on doing it.  Their IPOs were very close together, and in June I posted about them, and how they have taken …
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Mark Evans
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
Bad news for mobile music  —  Survey illustrates uphill battle  —  A SURVEY carried out by Entertainment Media Research - in association with the law firm Olswang - makes pretty dire reading for the mobile phone industry.  By contrast, it gives a whacking great boost to the social networking sites.
Discussion: TechSpot and Tom Hume
Matthew Broersma / Techworld.com:
zCodec promises video, delivers nasties  —  Users looking for the latest and greatest video software may not just be in danger from media lawyers.  Security firm Panda Software last week warned that zCodec, which claims to offer "up to 40 percent better (video) quality," …
Discussion: Slashdot
Nokia:
Style with substance: tribal art, ethnic decoration define the latest models of Nokia's L'Amour Collection  —  Nokia unveils three new mobile phones for the fashion-conscious, including the first 3G fashion phone  —  Espoo, Finland - Building upon the success of last year's highly popular …
David Rothman / TeleRead:
'Drive-by' contributors: The most valuable Wikipedia authors?  And a lesson for academia?  —  Some of the wisest TeleBlog comments are coming from people who've never posted before—yet are fiendishly smart on arcane topics.  —  While spammers are a hassle, openness can be a godsend.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Finally, a Sirius IPod Threat  —  Remember Howard Stern?  He's that guy who used to be on the radio.  As everyone knows, that was before the Federal Communications Commission edged him off of the "public" airwaves and into the welcoming arms of Sirius satellite radio.
Discussion: Orbitcast and digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
ChaCha Launches - MySpace Meets Search  —  ChaCha, a social search engine that pays users to find answers to questions, is set to launch in Alpha today.  As well as traditional algorithmic search, ChaCha offers the ability to have an on-site IM conversation with a "guide", who will then go out and find the information for you.
Warthawg / Linux.com:
Johnny Cache breaks silence on Apple Wi-Fi exploit  —  Jon Ellch — aka Johnny Cache — was one of the presenters of the now infamous "faux disclosure" at Black Hat and DEFCON last month.  Ellch and co-presenter Dave Maynor have gone silent since then, fueling speculation that the entire presentation may have been a hoax.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and Slashdot
Om Malik / WebWorkerDaily:
REBOOTING THE WORKFORCE  —  After nearly two decades of working in an office, I recently decided to strike out on my own.  You might have read about it.  And almost overnight, the proverbial cubicle walls vanished, and I became part of a growing number of folks who work from cafés, home offices, or just about anywhere.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and robhyndman.com
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Ryan Kim / San Francisco Chronicle:
Rethinking Google's system Human-powered search premieres
T.L. Stanley / AdAge:
Warner Bros. Creates Short-Form Digital Ad Content Division
Discussion: AdJab and paidContent.org
TheStreet.com:
YouTube Hires Yahoo! Treasurer
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan:
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Douglas Engelbart's HyperScope 1.0 Launched
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Very Early Look at Synthasite's Ajax Website Builder
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
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Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: Microsoft tries a new model for device team
Discussion: M-Dollar
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to roll-out iTunes movies and 'one more thing'
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Digg that Fat Belly!
Simon Perry / Digital-Lifestyles.info:
SanDisk Forced to Remove MP3 Players From IFA:Exclusive